Engenderhealth

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Engenderhealth Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
18 Reviews
2.6
18 Reviews
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Pamela W. Barnes, MBA
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  1.  

    Mission-driven organization; flexible family oriented employer

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    Former Employee - Program Advisor
    Former Employee - Program Advisor

    I worked at Engenderhealth

    Pros

    generous telecommuting policy; decent salaries and benefits
    global health mission with strong gender lens
    well-established and respected organization
    strong reputation in many countries

    Cons

    frequent changes of leadership at the top over last ten years has not meshed well with long term staff
    poor attraction and retention of younger tier of leaders and managers
    behind the curve programmatically; slow to innovate and/or take risks that could have moved the agency forward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate new talent at both HQ and in the field
    Improve documentation of EH strategies that work and what the organization is doing that is new
    Make new strategic partnerships that can push the agency forward into new areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Program Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Engenderhealth full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are generally great and the travel opportunities are good.

    Cons

    Morale is low as there seems to be little faith in management decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Valuable organization with declining funding

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Engenderhealth full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my experience at EngenderHealth. Had a great supervisor and lots of opportunities to take on new responsibilities. Got to travel the world doing work I believed in.

    Cons

    The number of staff based in the US has dropped as funding for EngenderHealth's funding declines. They used to have a unique niche (long-acting and permanent methods of family planning, fistula care, gender), but other organizations are now encroaching on that space.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The titanic is sinking so get your lifeboat ready

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Engenderhealth full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great vacation, exceptional field staff, great benefits and 40 hour work weeks.

    Cons

    The organization is falling apart due to poor senior management and a change in the funding landscape. Ninety percent of the staff are looking for new opportunities and anyone who isn't should start as the organization at HQ is shrinking. Senior leadership is clueless and they are generally only looking out for themselves and don't care about the company's future as they're all just planning for retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're not going to listen so any recommendations are pointless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Short term thinking yields short term results

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Engenderhealth

    Pros

    EngenderHealth's mission has the ability to reach so many people who dont have access to good health resources. The teams are very laid back and its a low pressure office environment. The benefits are pretty great for an NGO (vacation, salary, retirement).

    Cons

    Many of the people are complacent and only willing to do the bare minimum to get by. Most of these people are on their way out and do not care what happens and many of these are the technical leadership. The CEO seems bipolar between being 'one of the team' and then making requests that do not align with the perpetuity of the company. This makes for a hostile work environment where its unclear what to expect next.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    decent company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Engenderhealth full-time

    Pros

    good people, benefits are good time off policies are good

    Cons

    no much cons really. I mean not a perfect place but it's not bad

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do your homework

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Engenderhealth

    Pros

    Legacy of great programming in family planning, decent benefits package for an NGO

    Cons

    Leadership in the NY office leaves something to be desired, which is trickling down to all other positions, people, and even in the field. 90% of the NY staff are looking for new jobs and if not, they should be. Volatile environment that may not hold up against the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It may be too late, but pay attention to your staff and invest in their success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Engenderhealth full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Mission is important but EngenderHealth no longer has its niche or edge.

    Cons

    Very poor senior leadership who lack technical expertise and heart to keep the organization alive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Visible decline

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Engenderhealth

    Pros

    EngenderHealth does great work and has many employees that are extremely hard working and intelligent individuals. They also have a good benefits package.

    Cons

    The organizations is slowing ripping apart at the seams. Unsustainable talent retention due to dependence on grant funding for specific projects. Dying donor base. Mismanagement. Employees lacking innovation or vision and dinosaurs sticking around that continue to do things the same way for decades. Dreary atmosphere. There is no communication between the different department, i.e. the communications team doesn't know what the program team is doing and vice versa. People are quitting every week and it will be surprising if this organization is able to pull through. All non-profits are suffering in this field and this economy but EH seems to be hit especially hard. Changes need to be made. The external relations team has an exciting marketing campaign but it's taking years to launch - it may be too late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Celebrate your employees successes and harness their specific skills to improve the organization. Listen to new ideas and create more communication between departments so everyone knows what's going on. Take younger employees seriously and stop shoving them into administrative positions when they are qualified to achieve so much more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    It's About To Fall Apart

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Engenderhealth

    Pros

    I was first atracted to the company because they wanted to grow and were going to committ resources to do that. I also enjoyed the flex work environment.

    Cons

    Personally, I think I was set up to fail. The resources we discussed during the interview process did not totally materialize. The funding was cut to my program but I was expected to achieve the same results. Additionally, when it came to making things happen, more often than not, I was the one who was expected to do everything with slim to no support from the rest of the team or leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to achieve the results that make a difference, you need to invest your money and people in meeting that goal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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